Meeting to shape our built environment


New 2021/22 programme

While the coronavirus situation still prevents us from launching the usual programme of in-person events, we are delighted to launch a full programme combining online, distance and – eventually! – face-to-face learning and networking events.

Summer 2021 Programme

Online Roundtable: Planning in transition: Adapting to the new planning systems – from development management to policy development
21 July – online discussion + guest speaker and presentation

Autumn/Winter 2021 Programme

Briefing: Design Coding using the NMDC: Introduction to design codes
21 September – Online format – Lunch & Learn!

Masterclass: Design Coding using the NMDC: Coding for good design
28 September – Online format + guest speakers

Briefing: Delivering Zero Carbon: Net Zero explained and the role of the built environment
12 October – Online format – Lunch & Learn!

Masterclass: Design Coding using the NMDC: Engaging Communities in Design Coding – tools & techniques
Late October – date TBA* – Online format

Briefing: Shaping Liveable Neighbourhoods: The 15 minute neighbourhood
9th November – date TBC* – Online format – Lunch & Learn!

Briefing: Policy briefing – An overview of the revised NPPF and implications for design quality management
17 Nov – date TBC* – Online format – Lunch & Learn!

Masterclass: Shaping Liveable Neighbourhoods: Town centre and high street strategies
23 Nov – date TBC* – Online format

Masterclass: Policy briefing – The latest tools and levers for managing design quality
7 Dec – date TBC* – Online format + guest speaker

New Year 2022 Provisional Programme*
*Dates and format (either online or face-to-face) dependent upon Covid-19 restrictions / policies

Roundtable: Policy briefings: MHCLG response to the White Paper consultation
January 2022 – date/format TBA*  + guest speaker

Masterclass: Design Coding using the NMDC: Landscape-led masterplanning and design coding
18 January 2022 – date/format TBC* + guest speakers

Urban Design School: Delivering zero carbon: Sustainable development and master planning new settlements
and communities
10 & 11 February – date/format TBC*  + guest speakers

Briefing: Policy briefings: Launch of the new version of Manual for Streets
Late February – date TBA* – Online format – Lunch & Learn!

Masterclass: Shaping Liveable Neighbourhoods: Delivering well-designed, higher density neighbourhoods
15 March – date/format TBC* + guest speakers

Spring 2022 Provisional Programme*

Study Tour: Design Coding using the NMDC:: Design codes and guides in use
28 March – date/format TBC* + guest speakers

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